effect is part of the Basic English 850.
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effect is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
effect

PronunciationEdit

HomophonesEdit

NounEdit

Singular
effect

Plural
effects

  1. An effect is something that is caused by something else.
    His comments had a visible effect on those who heard it.
    The effect of the change was small.
  2. If a law, agreement, change, etc. takes effect, it officially begins.
    The closing of the company takes effect at midnight.
    The new rules have been in effect since January.
  3. A sound effect is a way to make a sound for a performance artificially.
    The used a lot of normal materials to create the sound effects for the show.
  4. A special effect is a way to make an image for a performance artificially.
    They didn't really cut his hand off, but the special effect made it look real.

VerbEdit

Plain form
effect

Third-person singular
effects

Past tense
effected

Past participle
effected

Present participle
effecting

  1. If you effect a change, you make it happen.
    I will effect the change without your help.

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